Clean transportation advances with hybrid-electric ferries

December 17, 2019

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Washington is taking the first steps to clean up one of the biggest pollution sources in state transportation by switching from diesel ferries to electric-hybrids. The state is converting some of its biggest and dirtiest ferries, and building an all-new 144-car electric ferry with the option to buy four more.

“We’re going electric, which means a lot of jobs for shipyard workers,” Inslee said. “And it gives us more of a fighting chance to save the things we cherish most — our land, our air, our water and our children’s health.”

Gov. Jay Inslee recently issued an Executive Order to transition to an all zero-emission fleet.

While maritime culture and industry has been a backbone of our state’s economy, the industry has also been a major source of pollution, especially through ferries.

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
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